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Until the end of May, Madis Katz's polaroid photography exhibition "SUNDAY" will be open at Gallery AG47 in Tartu, which deals with one of the hidden bottlenecks of freelance freedom - the inability to really rest.

In two years in 2015 and 2020, photographer Madis Katz photographed the Sundays of his own life with a polaroid camera, while thinking about work and leisure, the pain of freelance graphics and the charms of the rhythm of life.

The freelancer is managed by the freelancer himself: deadlines, workload planning, financial planning and consideration of capability risks. If something is delayed or stuck, a pile of obligations arises and time has to be taken from somewhere. Weekends, freestyle grooming, evening or morning hours and time spent with loved ones are going on. One good day the question arises: how do other freelancers rest, how can they? How do people rest at all?

“Sunday” speaks in a conceptual-documentary way about keeping Sunday, rest and the balance between work and rest. The exhibition includes a selection of polaroids from the 2015 and 2020 shooting periods, accompanied by written observations and lessons learned during the project – sometimes the image supports the text, sometimes the opposite, and sometimes both still reach the ideal in the shadows. From time to time, you may hear excerpts from interviews conducted by the author with other freelance creative professionals to learn from their experiences, practices and lessons learned. The exhibition is like a summary of learning.

And what do you do on Sundays?

Gallery name: AG47

Address: Kastani 42, Tartu

Opening hours: Wed-Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Open: 01.05.2021 - 30.05.2021